European Films I Love

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1. Angst (I) (1983)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.

Director: Gerald Kargl | Stars: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Ryder, Karin Springer

Votes: 7,543

Austria

2. You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)

97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Olga Schoberová, Eduard Cupák, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 648

Czech Republic

3. Anima persa (1977)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion in Venezia, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Deneuve, Danilo Mattei, Anicée Alvina

Votes: 677

Italy

4. Perched on a Tree (1971)

90 min | Comedy

Politician get hitch hikers on road and in one car accident they all end up on a tree above the sea.

Director: Serge Korber | Stars: Louis de Funès, Geraldine Chaplin, Olivier De Funès, Alice Sapritch

Votes: 2,601

France

5. The Wrong Box (1966)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other, or can be made to have seemed to do so.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook

Votes: 3,060

United Kingdom

6. Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Josef Abrhám, Nina Divísková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 865

Czech Republic

7. La cabina (1972 TV Short)

35 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A man gets trapped inside a telephone box and nobody is able to free him.

Director: Antonio Mercero | Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Agustín González, Goyo Lebrero, Tito García

Votes: 3,296

Spain

8. Hukkle (2002)

Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

77 Metascore

Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old... See full summary »

Director: György Pálfi | Stars: Ferenc Bandi, Józsefné Rácz, József Farkas, Ferenc Nagy

Votes: 3,438 | Gross: $0.05M

Hugary

9. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)

95 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský, Iva Janzurová

Votes: 416

Czech Republic

10. La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

Several ordinary Frenchmen, helping British pilots avoid Nazi captivity, go on epic voyage through the occupied country to the Swiss border.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

Votes: 15,010

France

11. Knife in the Water (1962)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Anna Ciepielewska

Votes: 18,826

Poland

12. Monpti (1957)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A poor 22 y.o. Hungarian man who's recently arrived in Paris meets a seemingly wealthy 17 y.o. Parisian girl. They fall in love, but tragedy ensues when the truth behind the girl is revealed.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Romy Schneider, Horst Buchholz, Mara Lane, Boy Gobert

Votes: 443

Germany

13. An Average Little Man (1977)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

A meek middle-aged man takes justice in his own hands.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Shelley Winters, Vincenzo Crocitti, Renzo Carboni

Votes: 2,158

Italy

14. The Ruling Class (1972)

PG | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

Votes: 5,528

United Kigdom

15. Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)

93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Vlastimil Brodský

Votes: 1,023

Czech Republic

16. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 676,857 | Gross: $33.23M

France

17. The Hidden Face (2011)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance. But, can he look beyond the facts?

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García, María Soledad Rodríguez, Jose Luis Garcia

Votes: 34,913

Spain

18. The Vanishing (1988)

Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus

Votes: 31,369

Netherlands

19. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 7,889

Czech Republic / Germany

20. Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)

88 min | Comedy

Two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve, get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Anémone, Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier

Votes: 8,041

France

Slovakia

22. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 586,843 | Gross: $57.60M

Italy

23. Sexmission (1984)

117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women.

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Wieslaw Michnikowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Dorota Stalinska

Votes: 11,322

Poland

24. Hastrman (2018)

98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A strange nobleman returning after years abroad to a small Bohemian village in the beginning of 19th century. The nobleman feels closer to animals despite looking like a human. He is a ... See full summary »

Director: Ondrej Havelka | Stars: Karel Dobrý, Vladimír Polívka, Jirí Lábus, Simona Zmrzlá

Votes: 153

Czech Republic

25. Sleep Tight (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan, Petra Martínez

Votes: 35,872

Spain

26. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

94 Metascore

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

Votes: 20,012 | Gross: $0.11M

France

27. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

115 min | Crime, Drama

A medium and her husband stage a kidnapping in order for her to pretend to solve the crime and achieve fame.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Lacey, Marie Burke

Votes: 5,603

United Kingdom

28. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959)

76 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka | Stars: Joss Ackland, Ann Bell, Richard Burton, Tom Criddle

Votes: 314

Czech Republic

29. Delusions of Grandeur (1971)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

In the 17th century Spain, Minister of Finance tries to dishonour the queen. But his plan is too much intricate.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch, Karin Schubert

Votes: 6,032

France

30. Young Törless (1966)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Marian Seidowsky, Bernd Tischer, Fred Dietz

Votes: 2,035

Germany

31. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

82 Metascore

A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 53,240

United Kingdom / Italy

32. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

Votes: 7,431

Czech Republic

33. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 152,690

Sweden

34. Animal (1977)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

The funny misadventures of a dating duo of movie stunt professionals in France.

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raquel Welch, Dany Saval, Raymond Gérôme

Votes: 2,201

France

35. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

93 Metascore

King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 481,270 | Gross: $1.23M

United Kingdom

36. Black Journal (1977)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Lea, a mature Neapolitan woman who runs a box office in the Lotto in a northern city, has had thirteen children, but all but one have died from abortion or after a few months of life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Shelley Winters, Max von Sydow, Renato Pozzetto, Alberto Lionello

Votes: 327

Italy

37. Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971)

103 min | Comedy, Crime

Two criminal gangs are ruthlessly fighting for a 1-million dollar check that, purely by chance, got into the flat of shy high school teacher George Camel. As the number of victims sharply ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Lubomír Lipský, Jirina Bohdalová, Iva Janzurová, Marie Rosulková

Votes: 607

Czech Republic

38. Teenage Wolfpack (1956)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

"Think of a law, they've broken it. Think of a crime, they've committed it." A tense, tough story of teenage gangs committing acts of robbery, violence, and murder. The leader of the gang ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Tressler | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Karin Baal, Christian Doermer, Jo Herbst

Votes: 412

Germany

39. The Bride Wore Black (1968)

Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose?

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet, Charles Denner

Votes: 7,922 | Gross: $0.55M

France

40. Tigers in the City (2012)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A brilliant character comedy about friendship set in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Director: Juraj Krasnohorsky | Stars: Kristína Tóthová, Tomas Mastalir, Milan Ondrík, Lubomír Bukový

Votes: 59

Slovakia

41. The Mouse That Roared (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, David Kossoff

Votes: 7,781

United Kingdom